Stingray Launches Suite of FAST Channels on VIDAA Smart TVs Worldwide
Montreal, June 28, 2023 – Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced the launch of free ad-supported TV channels (FAST channels) Stingray Music, Stingray Naturescape, Qello Concerts, Stingray Karaoke, Stingray Classica, Stingray DJAZZ and Stingray CMusic on VIDAA, the leading smart TV OS powering Hisense, Toshiba, and other leading regional OEM brands. These distribution agreements not only grow Stingray’s audience over new platforms in new territories, adding millions of potential viewers but also open up new opportunities for collaboration and business growth, fostering innovation and expanding Stingray’s reach in the global music and entertainment landscape.
“We are thrilled to partner with VIDAA to offer our diverse range of music and entertainment channels to users worldwide,” said Rick Bergan, Head of Content Distribution US at Stingray. “This collaboration aligns with our mission to bring the best music experiences to audiences globally and emphasizes our commitment to delivering engaging content across various platforms.”
“Global reach and diverse content are integral to our mission at VIDAA. We are thrilled to welcome the inclusion of Stingray’s suite of Free Ad-Supported TV channels on VIDAA’s Smart TV platform. This partnership underlines our relentless pursuit of delivering the most diverse and superior quality content to our audiences around the world,” stated Nick Ruczaj, Vice President, Global Head of Content & Business Development at VIDAA. “Stingray’s unique blend of music and entertainment channels will enrich our offerings, ensuring our users have access to a wide spectrum of genres and experiences. In doing so, we are not only enhancing the value proposition for our Smart TV partners, but also creating more robust advertising solutions that enable advertisers to reach and engage audiences on a local, regional, and global scale.”
FAST Channels highlights
- Stingray Music offers a wide variety of themed channels such as Flashback 70s, Hot Country, The Spa, Nothin’ But 90s, Alternative, Pop Adult, Hip-Hop/R&B, Éxitos del Momento, Easy Listening, Smooth Jazz, Euro Hits, Y2K, Today’s K-Pop, Classic Rock, Hit List, Remember the 80s, Greatest Hits, and Soul Storm.
- Stingray Naturescape offers an escape to a world of stunning nature scenes, all set to peaceful soundtracks.
- Qello Concerts features concert films and award-winning music documentaries from the biggest and most influential artists, bands, and musicians.
- Stingray Karaoke includes all the top songs to sing along to from golden oldies to today’s hits. 500 titles will be available on AVOD.
- Stingray Classica features breathtaking excerpts of orchestral performances, operas, and ballets, including the grandest, most popular classical musical productions filmed from famed opera houses and theatres worldwide.
- Stingray DJAZZ features the world of jazz without limits with a unique selection of rare documentaries, intimate portraits, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive interviews.
- Stingray CMusic is the only channel dedicated to modernizing classical music on television by presenting great works in a music video format.
VIDAA Smart TV users can now enjoy a seamless and immersive music experience through Stingray’s suite of channels, with content carefully curated to cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences.
Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a global music, media, and technology company, is an industry leader in TV broadcasting, streaming, radio, business services, and advertising. Stingray provides an array of music, digital, and advertising services to enterprise brands worldwide, including audio and video channels, over 100 radio stations, subscription video-on-demand content, FAST channels, karaoke products and music apps, and in-car and on-board infotainment content. Stingray Business, a division of Stingray, provides commercial solutions in music, in-store advertising solutions, digital signage, and AI-driven consumer insights and feedback. Stingray Advertising is North America’s largest retail audio advertising network, delivering digital audio messaging to more than 20,000 major retail locations. Stingray has close to 1000 employees worldwide and reaches 540 million consumers in 160 countries. For more information, visit www.stingray.com.
VIDAA operates as an inclusive Smart TV platform, fostering innovation by collaborating with over 200 brands worldwide, including Hisense and Toshiba. Delivering an easy-to-use, fast, and secure premium user experience, the platform is highlighted by its personalized recommendation engine and seamless integration of live TV and streaming apps. Additionally, VIDAA supports multiple smart assistants, including its free 23-language smart VIDAA Voice assistant and Alexa, providing comprehensive support for over 180 countries and territories.
Leveraging its global reach, VIDAA assists its publisher and advertiser partners in finding and connecting with a high-value audience through targeted and interactive ads across its platform. The platform’s rich content library features an array of partnerships with industry-leading entities in the streaming world, including global giants such as Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Prime Video, Paramount+, YouTube, and fuboTV. It also includes local partners like Joyn in Germany and Freeview Play in the UK. Furthermore, VIDAA supports global and widely recognized sports and entertainment platforms, including DAZN, NBA League Pass, NFL Game Pass, Deezer, and Rakuten TV, catering to a wide spectrum of viewer preferences and interests.
With millions of active devices worldwide and significant growth momentum, VIDAA serves as the ultimate success partner for more than 200 Smart TV brands, content providers, and advertisers in the Smart TV industry.
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